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Museum of Art and History (Musee d'Art et d'Histoire)

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Address: 2 Rue Charles-Galland, Geneva 1206, Switzerland
Phone Number: 41 0 22 418 26 00
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Description: This museum of fine arts houses a diverse collection of artifacts, from...
This museum of fine arts houses a diverse collection of artifacts, from ancient Egypt through contemporary times.
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Small but vary varied collection

This museum has sculpture and painting as well as exhibits on tthe decorative arts and the history of Geneva. It's not a big art collection but certainly worth a visit

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This museum has sculpture and painting as well as exhibits on tthe decorative arts and the history of Geneva. It's not a big art collection but certainly worth a visit

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West Hollywood, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

The building itself is impressive but the styling and presentation is very dated. Not a single word in English in the exhibition space. I've never been through a museum and seen so few patrons. I saw a maximum of 20 people apart from the docents. It's kind of like having a private showing. There's not a ton to do in... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

It is a shame - I've visited Geneva for several times but never went to this place until now. But it should be like a top 10 things to do in Geneva if you stay in town. There is no admission fee for permanent exhibition and the museum is located on a hill, so when the weather is clear there... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Old and dusty. The rooms and the scenes are fine for young kids but nothing really impressive. PRobably you will find other interesting things to do...

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Amazed to find Rodin's Venus and Adonis. Also enjoyed seeing original Picassos and Monets. There was too much to take in on one visit but we will return to look at the floors we missed out on this time round.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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150 reviews 150 reviews
24 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

The museum contains an extensive collection of art but I had limited time to visit, so I concentrated on some of the things I wanted to see. On the upper floors there are many paintings. I have particular interest in Impressionism and there is a room containing some examples including Monet and Renoir. The Antonio Canova sculpture Venus and Adonis... More 

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London
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109 reviews 109 reviews
5 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

The gallery is located slightly south east of the Old City in Rue Charles Galland. It is housed in a fine old building containing art from the Middle Ages onwards. The focus is on art from Western Europe and Switzerland in particular. There is a good selection of work from Ferdinand Hodler and some nice pieces by Monet, Van Gogh,... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Beautiful museum with wonderful permanent and temporary exhibits. Very easy to get too and local transportation stops right in front.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

This museum offers an interesting collection of Western European, with an emphasis on Swiss, art from XIII century onwards, which contains 2 Van Goghs and several Monets, Renoirs and Picasso. It is well worth a visit.

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Wassenaar, The Netherlands
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78 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Overall it's a good to above average museum for it's type. Allow yourself 1-1/2 to 2 or more hours for your visit. Nothing special, but nothing to walk away from. Just stroll and enjoy the presentations afforded.

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